Inquirer- Aquino ed execs to launch novel K to 12 curriculum

Aquino, ed execs to launch novel K to 12 curriculum
By Tarra Quismundo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

President Benigno Aquino III and education officials are set to formally launch on Tuesday the unprecedented Kindergarten to Year 12 (K to 12) basic education reform program, kick-starting a phased implementation set to be completed by 2018.
Aquino, Education Secretary Armin Luistro, Higher Education Chair Patricia Licuanan and Technical Vocational Education Director General Joel Villanueva will lead the April 24 launch of the program in Malacañang, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced.
The occasion will also mark the launch of the new K to 12 curriculum for Grade 1 and First Year High School (Grade 7), which would be introduced in the public schools in June.
K to 12 is the flagship program of the Aquino administration that aims to improve the quality of Philippine education by adding three years to the school curriculum—one year of kindergarten and two years of high school.

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